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MultiPath configuration on RHEL5 and Clariion CX-300

I have problem with discovering my FC-connected CX-300 storage. Frankly speaking I'm complete novice in FibreChannel, so step by step explanation would be appreciated. My configuration consist of two ...
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why does my lvm2 volume group only work with multipath device mapper and not powerpath

my server is Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.4 (RHEL5) on an hp blade (x64) with qlogic HBAs connected to an EMC clariion SAN. we are migrating from multipath to powerpath because emc and the company ...
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VMware ESXi RDM Shared Disk and Multipathing

I have set up a RAW mapped storage device which is shared between 3 VMs. In the guest OSs the disk shows up fine but when I try to set up multipathing I can only see one path. In the virtual machine ...
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Parted does not display partition created in IBM Storwize 3700

My server is running CentOS 6.5. I created a LUN on Storwize 3700 and had named it /dev/mapper/lun1 (I used multipath). And then I created a partition on it and formated it as ext4. When I type ...
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TCP Multipath using several SOCKS Proxys as uplink

I would like to set up a server, that uses several SOCKS Proxys as uplink to the internet. All Multipath setups I found were about using "normal" uplink like LAN, Cable or DSL, but none that uses ...
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Failure connecting to Dell MD3200i from XenServer 6.2 pool

This question also asked at Citrix Forums http://forums.citrix.com/thread.jspa?threadID=332289 I have a MD3200i that is currently working fine with my Xen5.6 pool, but I cannot get a connection to ...
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9211-8i HBA (IT mode) with Supermicro expander

I have managed to get things to a point that I see all my drives listed with "multipath -l". Now the question is how to add them to a ZFS zpool? All attempts at using dm* naming or /dev/mapper names ...
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Howo to get Multipath IO with Dell MD3600i into active/active setup?

I'm desperately trying to improve performance of my SAN connection. Here's what i have: [root@xnode1 dell]# multipath -ll mpath1 (36d4ae520009bd7cc0000030e4fe8230b) dm-2 DELL,MD36xxi ...
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New lun doesnt work well

Actually we have a server with Oracle Linux 5.8 in which we present clones of production LUN and then we open a clone of the database for several querys. The problem begin when we execute this ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 multipath boot device with LVM

I'm bootstrapping Ubuntu nodes using cobbler, with a predefined preseed. Due to a bug in Ubuntu: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/959749 it doesn't work too well to install on a ...
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Can SMB3 Multipathing be weighted by policy?

Consider a configuration with two identical WS2012R2 servers. Both have quad-port network boards. Each has one NIC connected to a subnet shared by other servers and ultimately accessible to client ...
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How do I disable multipath on Linux (RHEL 6) when it is on the root partition (/, /boot, /boot/efi, and swap)?

I have been working on configuring multipath on a couple of RHEL 6 servers. Through some fault of my own (blacklist mistyped) I have configured multipath on the root partition, yet it seems that I am ...
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Number of device listed with multipath -ll

Hope i am not wasting anyone´s time, so apologies to all should that be the case with this question. it is the first time i am playing with multipath, manged to setup multipath on a RHL5, the setup ...
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Setting up iscsi and determining the scsi ID for multipath

Is there another way to determine the SCSI ID when trying to setup the friendly name in multipath.conf? I executed the command multipath –ll –v2 and didn’t see the new slice we had setup (after ...
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Multipath path groups

For native RHEL multipathing, what is the difference between having 2 paths in a single path group as opposed to 2 path groups (with same priority) containing 1 path each? Is one preferable to the ...
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Mounting a disk from SAN (RHEL 5.9)

Storage admin told me he put a 3TB drive on my server from the SAN and I was asked to mount it. The only information I know is that it's on LUN 1 and that the disk is 3TB. Multipath is setup and I ...
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Multipath device unpresented to host. How to delete it from LVM and the system?

OS: Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4 Storage people had unpresented a couple of disks previously exported to the system (things that... sometimes happens). Well, there is no problem with this ...
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linux multipath - change device alias safely

I'm running RHEL 5.2 connected to a NetApp over FC. The server is running a database on mpathNN devices that can not be stopped. I need to add a new LUN and give it a specific alias (rather than ...
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How to make sure RHEL will see multipath disks after a reboot?

We are using RHEL, but unfortunately there are issues with multipathing. It seems not all SAN disks are automatically seen after a reboot. A service multipath reload is required in order for the OS ...
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iSCSI multipath: should I keep all portals configured, even unreachable ones?

Sometimes when you connect to a multipath'ed iSCSI target you will have access to only some of its portals. This is common when the initiator is directly connected to the target's ethernet ports, as ...
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MPIO alike multipathing tool for Windows Server [closed]

We are looking for free multipath tool available for Windows Servers alike MPIO. Vendor specific multipath tool like Powerpath for EMC are license based and would like to evaluate different open ...
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Multipath performing very poorly RHEL/HSV200

I'm running a RHEL 5.5 with multipath@HSV200 storage system. The disk performance for write is VERY poor comparing to Windows-system counterparts (which are using the same storage and multipath). ...
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How to best tune Dell PowerVault MD3600i SAN/Initiators for best performance?

Recent owner of a Dell PowerVault MD3600i i'm experiencing some weird results. I have a dedicated 24x 10GbE Switch (PowerConnect 8024), setup to jumbo frames 9K. The MD3600 has 2 RAID controllers, ...
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How to install Ubuntu Server on SAN Storage with Multipath?

I have HP ProLiant BL35p blades and I want to install Ubuntu Server 12.x on them in order to do virtualization with OpenStack. The storage is made of HP StorageWorks SAN, which is connected to the ...
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How to configure multipath using Intel X520-SR2 10GB on Oracle Linux 6.2?

I've installed the Intel x520-sr2 Ethernet/Fibre card into a server that has Oracle Linux 6.2 Installed on it. When I boot the server I can go into a QLogic menu (screen has something for Intel on ...
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RHEL 5 How to set mount location of multipath device?

I have a RHEL5 + 3Par FC SAN storage environment and am unsure how to setup a multipathed FC device to mount to particular location like /data. I have the 3Par Implementation guide for RHEL and it ...
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fsck.ext3: Device or resource busy on server with RAID after power outage

I am recovering Dell Poweredge R510 server running Scientific Linux 5.5 after an unexpected power outage. The server was set up by our previous system administrator (I'm a grad student). Upon reboot, ...
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How to get multipath working for Ubuntu Server 12.04

I'm working on a project which aims to make use of Ubuntu servers running on enterprise class hardware. In our case that means IBM HS23E blade servers, QLogic 4GB fibre channel extension cards and ...
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multipathd start: error starting uevent listener

How resolve problem: multipathd start error starting uevent listener C01-OraDB-02:~ # multipath -ll 3600a0b80006e6a66000040a95066a18b dm-2 IBM,1818 FAStT [size=100G][features=0][hwhandler=0] \_ ...
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Can MySQL use multiple data directories on different physical storage devices

I am running MySQL with its data dir on a 128Gb SSD. I am dealing with large datasets (~20Gb) that are loaded and processed weekly, each stored in a separate DB for the purposes of time point ...
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Add Windows Server 2008 MPIO futures to Windows 7 [closed]

I have interest issue. I want to work with SAN storage via two Fibre Chanel with using multypath. And I want to use Windows 7 as workstation. Can i add this futures to Windows 7. And how to do this? ...
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Newly Resized Luns not Showing correct LUN Size RHel 5.3

My linux servers are not showing their newly resized fibre Luns after being extended on the fly(online).the storage guys have successfully resized the LUNS from 1Tb to 2 Tb .We are running fibre SAN ...
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Verifying Multipath I/O on Hyper-V (non-Core, Enterprise host with Hyper-V role)

Finding the dialog/menus a bit confusing in comparison to vCenter/VMware. I believe I have Multipath I/O configured (added Multipath I/O role, rebooted, added additional connection under Connections ...
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How to block some disks from probes on Linux boot?

My linux host connected to SAN with FC interface. It connect with one path, and see some luns, that can't access, because they need anohter path, not available to host. On boot linux probe all lun ...
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BGP Multipath & return routes

I'm probably a complete n00b concerning serverfault related questions, but our IT department makes a bold statement I wish to verify. I've searched the internet, but can find nothing related to my ...
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Is it possible to create a multipath iSCSI target with two DRBD nodes?

I can put together two linux servers and use the (more or less) new DRBD dual-primary feature to get a shared block device with concurrent read/write access on the two nodes. Can I then export an ...
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Networking / Multipath dropping

I'm having problem with few linux boxes running xen. They are acting as hypervisors and they are connected to SAN using multipath setup to provide storage to guest vms. Every now and then one of two ...
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Multipathd load balancing on md3200i

I'm working on setting up a cluster of servers with an iSCSI MD3200i SAN for shared storage. Everything is working well but I have one small detail I can't seem to get working. Multipath seems to only ...
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Add Multipath to Existing Storage - Ubuntu Server

I have an existing Fiber Channel Storage Array - SGI TP9300 (its an LSI product) it's all set up with LUNS and I have a LVM managing it with two Ubuntu 10.04 servers accessing the array. The Servers ...
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Is it possible to multipath across FC and iSCSI?

Perhaps a silly question this one, but I was wondering if it were possible to multipath a storage array across a FC connection and an iSCSI connection? Given that the main point of multipathing seems ...
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vSphere 5/Dell MD3000i multipathing configuration clarification

Revisiting an older vSphere setup with two Dell 1950s, 4 NICs per host: esxi1 and esxi2 for simplicity sake. SAN is a Dell MD3000i, two controllers, two NICs per controller: rc00 and rc01; rc10 ...
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iSCSI aggregation using one switch

Thinking of doing 2Gb aggregated iSCSI between a VM Host and a multi controller iSCSI array. Multipath with two switches is normal for this, but I only have one switch at the moment. But the switch is ...
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Linux Multipath - Can a Host connect to two different SANs?

I may need to power-cycle a SAN and i'm looking to avoid downtime. I have some options to essentially copy live LUNs from one SAN to another. Currently i have a single iSCSI SAN and i connect to it ...
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multipath storage changes not see between 2 servers with ntfs-3g

I have installed centos 6.2 as virtual host with KVM on servers. Each is connected via SCSI cabling to a HP-MSA500-G2. I've mounted the storage box via multipathd on box machines and both machines can ...
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Can i pause VM's while power-cycling iscsi storage array

Unfortunately I may have to power-cycle my storage array. In the context of using KVM with libvirt managing the Virtual Machines where i need to power-cycle the storage array, is it possible or even ...
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Dell PowerVault MD3200i dm-multipath configuration and performance snags in Debian 6.0 (squeeze)

I'll be using this iSCSI target for a couple of Debian-based KVM virtual machine hosts. Each of the target's redundant controllers has 4 ethernet ports; likewise for the initiators. I use two switches ...
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How do you “fix” a faulty path in device-mapper-multipath

I have a multipath config that was working but now shows a "faulty" path: [root@nas ~]# multipath -ll sdd: checker msg is "readsector0 checker reports path is down" mpath1 ...
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Multipath only sees 2.0T of 4.8T [closed]

I use multipath on 64Bit Ubuntu. If I do multipath -ll it finds my devices, but reports them as 2.0TB instead of the 4.8T they should be. Any idea why this is the case? Example output: ...
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Debian and Multipath IO problem

Basically the situation is, I have a box running Debian, the box internally has an Intel SCSI RAID controller which is controlling 2 hard drives in RAID1 mode which is where the OS is installed. ...
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RDAC MPP driver erratic path fail-over errors

In my central syslog I can see a some instances ofo the following error from LSI's RDAC multi-pathing driver for Linux. [RAIDarray.mpp]MY_NICE_STORAGE_ARRAY:1:0:7 Cmnd-failed try alt ctrl 0. vcmnd SN ...